Globetrot, by Fork, at Orange's Foodie-est Fair

Over a dozen types of cuisine from around the planet will be featured at this three-day, booth-big favorite.

What to Know

  • Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1
  • Old Towne Orange
  • Free entry; beer wristband is $4

Claiming that good things never last?

We've all sullenly walked that road before, when we're feeling a little low, a little put-out, highly mopey, and firmly on the tetchy side.

But it turns out that oftentimes a great happening shows its has legs, or rather forks, and it keeps on keepin' on for the better part of a half century. 

Back in 1973, Orange wanted to get a bit celebratory, all to honor its centennial. Of course, food was at the forefront of the planners' minds, and the Orange International Street Fair kicked off with a resounding, cuisine-cool blast.

It's still truckin', or cookin', if you prefer, and street-y foods from over 16 cultures will be featured at the large-scale Plaza Park eat-around on Aug. 30, 31, and Sept. 1, 2019.

For sure, there are brews, too, but do check the hours that the beer will be on the pour.

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This party draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, so planning your parking and/or arrival is key. There are public lots and residential streets, but organizers advise that you'll need to walk a number of blocks to reach the fair.

As for what you'll eat? Tacos, egg rolls, bratwursts, cold desserts, icy drinks, and just about everything that can be thrown on a grill or stuck on a stick will be featured.

Admission is free, food has a fee, and nabbing a wristband for beer is four bucks (the money helps fundraising efforts of area organizations).

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